September 04, 2009

Buddhist Mantras

Prajna-paramita Hrdaya Sutram (The Heart Sutra) 般若心経

The Chant Of Metta - English Subtitled Version


"Om Mani Padme Hum"

'Om Mani Padme Hum' (translation: 'Hail the jewel in the lotus') is a six syllable invocation (mantra) of Avlokitesvara, one who is invoked as the Protector from danger. It is claimed that one who recites this mantra will be saved from all dangers and will be protected. This mantra is widely used in Mahayana Buddhism.

Medicine Buddha Mantra

The Sanskrit mantra of Medicine Buddha is:
Tayata, Om, Bhaishaye Bhaishaye Maha-Bhaishaye Raja Samudgate, Svaha.

or, pronounced the Tibetan way:
Tayata, Om, bekandzeh, bekandzeh maha-bekandzeh, radza samungateh. Soha.

Green Tara Mantra
The secret words of the Joy Mantra on "dalieh du dalieh dulieh souha" is the Green Tara mantra of Tibetan Buddhism sung by Chinese artist Su Ching-yen. In Tibet "Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha"In Sanskrit "Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Svāhā"Tibetan culture, and some others, green is considered to include all the other colors.
The practice of Green Tara helps to overcome fear and anxiety, but devotees also believe that she can grant wishes, eliminate suffering of all kinds and bring happiness. When called upon, she instantaneously saves us from eight specific calamities. (Another lineage describes 16.)
The First Dalai Lama lists the 8, and interprets them as representative of corresponding defects, flaws, or obscurations:
1) lions and pride
2) wild elephants and delusions
3) forest fires and hatred
4) snakes and envy
5) robbers and fanatical views
6) prisons and avarice
7) floods and lust
OM represents Tara's sacred body, speech and mind.TARE means liberating from all discontent.TUTTARE means liberating from the eight fears, the external dangers, but mainly from the internal dangers, the delusions.TURE means liberating from duality; it shows the true cessation of confusion.SOHA means "may the meaning of the mantra take root in my mind."-
According to Tibetan Buddhism's beliefs, this mantra can not only eliminate diseases, troubles, disasters and karma, but will also bring believers blessings, longer life and even the wisdom to transcend one's circle of reincarnation.

Cundhi Avalokitesvara

Cundhi bodhisattva is an incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara himself, to aid even more sentient beings in the samsara. Cundhi is also known as Zhun Ti in Chinese Buddhism, and is considered a Bhagavati (female buddha, kuan yin) in Mahayana. Cundhi is known for her awesome supernatural powers and is the chief of all merits in the lotus court. Her mantra is one of the supreme mantras taught by Sakyamuni Buddha.
If anyone chants, all their defilments will cleared, all sickness be healed, suffering be ceased, fortune gained, and long livity. One will also not get into the path of evil and be born in the lower realms. Bad karmas will lessen and life will be protected. Cundhi's mantra is also well known for protection against supernatural forces and eradicating disasters. All benifits are in this mantra if one is able to chant sincerely and without negative thoughts.

Here goes her mantra:

Om Nam (mantra for pure dharma world)
Om Hrih ( protection against supernatural forces)
Om Mani Pad me Hum (mantra of chenrezig)

Namo Saptanam
Samyaksambuddhaya Koptinam

Om Cale Cule Cundhi Svaha (pronounciation: ka lay ku lay kun dhe so ha )

大悲咒 - 齊豫


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